Holtville, Alabama

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Holtville, Alabama
Census-designated place
Holtville is located in Alabama
Coordinates: 32°38′10″N 86°19′36″W / 32.63611°N 86.32667°W / 32.63611; -86.32667Coordinates: 32°38′10″N 86°19′36″W / 32.63611°N 86.32667°W / 32.63611; -86.32667
Country United States
State Alabama
County Elmore
 • Total 25.230 sq mi (65.35 km2)
 • Land 21.577 sq mi (55.88 km2)
 • Water 3.653 sq mi (9.46 km2)
Elevation 354 ft (108 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,096
 • Density 160/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 120302[3]

Holtville (also Slapout) is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 4,096 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Holtville/Slapout is located on the western bank of Lake Jordan, and much of its population lives along this lakeshore, or in the neighboring Lightwood community.

According to tradition, the old name of Slapout was derived from a storekeeper's way of stating an item was out of stock: he was "slap out of it".[4]

Notable people[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Holtville was the subject of a 1945 film by The United States Information Agency that highlighted how a rural community can overcome poverty and poor soil through education and commitment.".[5]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Holtville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Jun 9, 1971. "Some towns sure have funny names". The Miami News. pp. 4A. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOTYB6QHdM "Holtville, Alabama : A Rural Community"